"The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong."
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, August 15, 2011

Kosher-Style Dill Pickles

This weekend I canned Dill pickles and Bread & Butter pickles, and I have enough cucumbers left to start the seven day process for Sweet Pickles! Today, I'm sharing with you my recipe for Kosher-Style Dill Pickles pictured above. Enjoy!
8 pounds cucumber approximately 3-4 inches in length with ends sliced
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup canning salt (not table salt!)
1 quart vinegar
1 quart water
3 Tablespoons pickling spices (I tie these in cheesecloth)
2-1/4 Tablespoons Alum (keeps 'em crunchy!)
Combine sugar, salt, vinegar and water in a large sauce pot. Tie spices in cheesecloth; add to vinegar mixture; simmer 15 minutes add Alum.
Pack cucumbers into hot jars and add the following to each jar:
1 Bay Leaf
1 Clove of Garlic
1 piece hot red pepper
1/2 teaspoon Mustard Seed
1 Head of Fresh Dill
Bring vinegar and water to a boil. Pour hot liquid over cucumbers, leaving a 1/4-inch head space. Adjust caps. Process pints and quarts for 15 minutes in boiling water bath.
Yield: about 7 pints
Note: I used about a 1/2 bushel, or 2 peck baskets, of cucumbers. I had to make two double batches plus one single batch of liquid and I got 19 quart jars.
Happy Canning~


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  4. Found your blog on blogaholic!

    Such a cute blog! I am a huge fan of pickles. One year my grandparents bought me a giant jar of pickles for Christmas because I liked them so much. Thanks for the recipe on how to make these, I may have to try canning sometime.

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  5. I love pickles and have always thought about making by own. I've always been to scared though :/ Maybe I'll try now!


  6. I love pickles and I'm going to try this! Thanks! I'm now following and found you via WWBH.

  7. Those pickles look so yummy. I found you on Etsy blog team.